June 25, 2021

Grading the seasons of some of the random 2019 Yankees position players (Pinstripe Alley)

We’ve reached the point of our report card series where all the major names and key players from the 2019 Yankees have been completed. It’s now time for some of the more random members of the roster.

From a guy who had some genuinely fun moments in pinstripes, to someone who many of you may have forgotten about, let’s look back at the 2019 seasons of some of the various leftover position players.

Thairo Estrada

Grade: B-

2019 Statistics: 23 games, 69 plate appearances, .250/.294/.438, 3 home runs, 12 RBI, 12 runs, 91 wRC+, 0.2 fWAR

2020 Contract Status: Pre-arbitration, under team control until 2025

While not reaching the status of Gio Urshela, Mike Tauchman, or Cameron Maybin, Estrada was another good example of the Yankees’ “Next Man Up” success stories in 2019.

The 23-year old was briefly called up in early April before being sent back down before playing a game. He returned later that month among the cavalcade of injuries and made his major league debut on April 21st. Two days later, he recorded his first two major league hits, and his first RBI three days after that. He stayed in the majors through early June and had an .841 OPS when he was sent down when

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